Accessible Walkability~The Fabric of Community

Pete McMartin: Taking life in stride – In praise of walking

“The best thing is to walk.” — Bruce Chatwin, from Anatomy of Restlessness. I walk a lot nowadays, though once I could not think of a greater waste of time. It was boring, it seemed … aimless. Jogging, on the other hand, offered a payoff. You ticked off the kilometres and calories. Jogging appealed to…

Walk [Your City] : Make directional signage for walking and biking

Road signage has traditionally been expensive and car-centered, leaving walkers and bikers by the wayside. Walk [Your City] lets anyone from citizens to corporations quickly and affordably promote healthy lifestyles, public safety, and human-centered transit. Did you know that 41% of trips taken in a car are less than a 20-minute walk? Installing Walk [Your…

Parents under investigation after letting kids walk home alone

A Maryland couple is under investigation for child neglect after they let their kids, aged six and 10, walk to and from a local park without parental supervision. On a Saturday afternoon last December, Danielle and Alexander Meitiv gave their kids Rafi and Dorva permission to walk home alone from a park that was located…

Will Shoes One Day Generate Renewable Energy?

These insoles would let wearers produce electricity and feed it into the grid. That’s the idea behind “Step,” a shoe conceived by 22-year-old Vancouver design student Taylor Ward. Inspired by his city’s goal to become the greenest urban area on the planet by 2020, Ward has drafted an ambitious blueprint for kicks that could help…

Garden Bridge in London, UK

London’s Garden Bridge will be a stunning new public garden and pedestrian crossing, spanning the River Thames, linking the South Bank to Temple station and beyond. Designed by Heatherwick Studio and inspired by actress and campaigner, Joanna Lumley, the Bridge will provide a vital new route between north and south London and feature plants, trees,…


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